this is fucking terrible advice.
@Wizards_DnD Released this pic and it is awesome. What is not awesome is the instant reaction of some complaining about the Dragonborn race being OP…
In my mind, complaining about a race that was put into the D&D handbook is the mark of a bad DM. If you think a race is unfair then why not edit it yourself, or not allow it in your world.
I started a campaign with the NEXT playtest rules. Instantly I noticed the Kender race was a playtest race and I banned it. I did the same thing with Dragonborn. Why? Because they don’t exist in my custom world. Plain and simple. Want to know the real reason? I hate the Kender race, and my players are jerky enough to all make Dragonborn PCs.
"But Deo I didn’t make my own world, I use the one created by WotC/Pathfinder/Shadowrun/Whoever!"
So what? You are the DM, you can make a ruling that Dragonborn/Kender/whatever is not a PC race. That lets you still have them as NPCs if the modules call for it.
Ways to Deal with a Race you hate:
- Take out the Ability/Trait that makes them OP/Annoying
- Dragonborn’s Breath weapon, Kender’s Taunt
- You take away the OP bit and the Trolls you call players won’t want to play it anymore
- Tell players that they can’t play them
- It’s your table.
- Tell players they don’t exist in your world
- It’s your world.
Now, go out and be good DMs/GMs. Rule your table with an iron fist, but know when you need a feather touch.
I did my first solo stream today - talking through my Stars Without Number GM actions for Swan Song.
“Miyuki is a visual kei fan who we met in Harajuku. Her look - with a cape and mask - features fashion from the Japanese brands Sixh, h.NAOTO & Queen Bee. Check all of her street snaps here: http://tokyofashion.com/gothic-harajuku-style-sixh-h-naoto/ ” -Tokyo Fashion
I think these two paragraphs might be the best part of the new Dungeons and Dragons.